Bobcat Golfers Picked Ninth in MEC Preseason Poll

Bobcat Golfers Picked Ninth in MEC Preseason Poll
BRIDGEPORT -- The University of Charleston has been selected by a vote of the league's coaches to win the 2016 Mountain East Conference Men's Golf championship. 

The Golden Eagles finished atop a closely contested preseason poll with 114 points and six first-place votes. Charleston finished just ahead of Shepherd (111 points, three first-place votes) and West Liberty (108 points, three first-place votes) in the poll.

Shepherd walked away with the MEC title last fall, and the Rams, Golden Eagles and Hilltoppers all earned bids to the NCAA Tournament last spring.

Wheeling Jesuit was fourth in the poll with 88 points, while Notre Dame was fifth with 84 points. Fairmont State was predicted to finish sixth with 57 points, followed by Glenville State and Urbana in a tie for seventh with 55 points. West Virginia Wesleyan (51), UVa-Wise (30), Concord (27) and West Virginia State (12) rounded out the poll. 


2016 MEC Men's Golf
Preseason Poll
1. Charleston (6) 114
2. Shepherd (3) 111
3. West Liberty (3) 108
4. Wheeling Jesuit 88
5. Notre Dame 84
6. Fairmont State 57
7. Glenville State 55
  Urbana 55
9. West Virginia Wesleyan 51
10. UVa-Wise 30
11. Concord 27
12. West Virginia State 12
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team